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  • China Bans Depictions of Gay People on Television (Also no Cleavage or Reincarnation)

    05/08/2016 2:45:49 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 82 replies
    Guardian ^ | 5-4-2016 | Hannah Petersen
    The Chinese government has banned all depictions of gay people on television, as part of a cultural crackdown on “vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content”. “No television drama shall show abnormal sexual relationships and behaviours, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence, and so on.” The ban also extends to smoking, drinking, adultery, sexually suggestive clothing, even reincarnation. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television told television producers it would constantly monitor TV channels to ensure the new rules were strictly adhered to.
  • Israel Vows to Prevent Massacre of Syrian Druze After Islamist Rebels Surround Village

    06/17/2015 12:23:54 PM PDT · by McGruff · 29 replies
    Vice news ^ | June 17, 2015
    Syrian rebels have surrounded a Druze village close to the Israeli side of the Golan Heights strategic ceasefire line Wednesday, prompting the Israeli government to offer protection to refugees who cross into the territory it occupies and vow to prevent a massacre at the border. The insurgents, among them Islamist fighters, surrounded the village of Hader following heavy fighting with pro-government forces in the region that left at least seven rebels and 10 regime soldiers dead, British-based monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "Hader is now totally surrounded by rebels, who just took a strategic hilltop north of...
  • China accuses Dalai Lama of 'profaning' Buddhism by signalling end to reincarnation

    03/11/2015 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10 March 2015 | Stephen McDonell
    A bizarre dispute involving the Dalai Lama and the Chinese Communist Party has broken out at China's annual meeting of parliament. Tibetan Buddhists believe the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. But the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has suggested he will not be reincarnated when he dies, prompting atheists of the Communist party to demand the tradition must continue. The message was conveyed at a meeting on the sidelines of the China's National People's Congress in Beijing. The head of Tibet's regional congress, Padma Choling, said that the Dalai Lama...
  • Ebola Patient Needs $500,000 to Cover Medical Bills

    10/10/2014 11:37:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 15 hrs ago | Beth Braverman
    The 33-year-old freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia is fighting for his life at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week. He’s also racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
  • The Scientific Proof of the Existence of the Soul

    02/23/2014 5:18:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Waking Times ^ | February 27, 2013 | Debbie West
    Michael Hathaway, author of 10 books on psychic development, past lives, regression, hypnosis and spirituality, and a board certified Past Life Regression Therapist is one of the most respected hypnotists in the country. He published a book entitled, “It’s Time to Simplify Your Soul’s Code”, an easy how-to guide for discovering our unique special purpose and to enrich our life experience by delving into the aspects of higher self and soul contracts. In this book, Mr. Hathaway emphasizes the source energy of the loving universe as a means to connect to our divine purpose as incarnated souls. He brilliantly describes...
  • Canadian woman develops Scottish accent after concussion

    01/10/2014 4:08:20 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/10/2014
    Two months after a 2008 horseback riding accident left her with a concussion, Sharon Campbell-Rayment, of Canada, developed a strange accent, the National Post reported. But it wasn’t until a recent trip to Scotland, where her daughter had begun attending school, that Campbell-Rayment discovered that her new accent was native to the Scottish Highlands. Though Campbell-Rayment has Scottish ancestors, she’d never before visited the country or met any relatives who spoke with the same Scottish accent she developed after her accident.
  • General Patton - "Through a Glass, Darkly"

    10/09/2001 12:22:10 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 12 replies · 5,074+ views
    The Patton Society ^ | General George S. Patton, Jr.
    "Through a Glass, Darkly" General George S. Patton, Jr. Through the travail of the ages, Midst the pomp and toil of war, I have fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star. In the form of many people In all panoplies of time Have I seen the luring vision Of the Victory Maid, sublime. I have battled for fresh mammoth, I have warred for pastures new, I have listed to the whispers When the race trek instinct grew. I have known the call to battle In each changeless changing shape From the high souled voice of conscience To ...
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    07/19/2004 5:04:30 PM PDT · by flowerjoyfun · 64 replies · 7,984+ views
    The Patton Society ^ | 6 October 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    The True Story of The Patton Prayer by Msgr. James H. O'Neill (From the Review of the News 6 October 1971) Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident...
  • Teen 'Reincarnation of Buddha' Draws Crowds (Obama's Nemisis Rising)

    11/12/2008 8:45:21 AM PST · by Scythian · 56 replies · 1,941+ views
    RATANPUR, Nepal — The teenage boy revered as a reincarnation of Buddha sat silently in the jungle as he blessed his devotees Wednesday with a light tap on the head, which they consider the touch of the divine. The followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, 18, believe he has been meditating without food and water since he was first spotted in the jungles of southern Nepal in 2005, when believers say he spent months without moving, sitting with his eyes closed beneath a tree. Where is your Obama now ...
  • Devotees flock to 'Buddha reincarnation' in Nepal

    11/12/2008 7:27:02 PM PST · by traumer · 19 replies · 732+ views
    RATANPUR, Nepal (AP) — The teenage boy revered by many as a reincarnation of Buddha sat silently in the jungle as he blessed his devotees Wednesday with a light tap on the head, which they consider the touch of the divine. His face was still, his long hair spilled over his white robe, and he never said a word. The followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, 18, believe he has been meditating without food and water since he was first spotted in the jungles of southern Nepal in 2005, when believers say he spent months without moving, sitting with his eyes...
  • Devotees flock to 'Buddha reincarnation' in Nepal

    11/13/2008 9:22:22 AM PST · by KerryOnNoMore · 10 replies · 807+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2008 | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
    RATANPUR, Nepal – The teenage boy revered by many as a reincarnation of Buddha sat silently in the jungle as he blessed his devotees Wednesday with a light tap on the head, which they consider the touch of the divine. His face was still, his long hair spilled over his white robe, and he never said a word. The followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, 18, believe he has been meditating without food and water since he was first spotted in the jungles of southern Nepal in 2005, when believers say he spent months without moving, sitting with his eyes closed...
  • Baby with tail 'reincarnation of Hindu god'

    01/13/2002 8:16:17 AM PST · by jonatron · 32 replies · 29,789+ views
    Ananova ^ | Friday 11th January 2002
    Crowds are flocking to Indian temples to see a Muslim baby with a 'tail' who is believed to be the reincarnation of a Hindu god. The 11-month-old boy has been named Balaji or Bajrangbali, another name for monkey-faced Lord Hanuman. He is reported to have a 4in 'tail' caused by genetic mutations during the development of the foetus. Iqbal Qureshi, the child's maternal grandfather, is taking Balaji from temple to temple where people offer money to see the boy. Mr Qureshi says the baby has nine spots on his body like Lord Hanuman and showed them to journalists, reports Indian ...
  • Baby with tail 'reincarnation of Hindu god' (with picture)

    01/11/2002 6:49:44 AM PST · by Arkle · 99 replies · 3,188+ views
    Ananova ^ | 01/11/02 | ananova
    Crowds are flocking to Indian temples to see a Muslim baby with a 'tail' who is believed to be the reincarnation of a Hindu god. The 11-month-old boy has been named Balaji or Bajrangbali, another name for monkey-faced Lord Hanuman. He is reported to have a 4in 'tail' caused by genetic mutations during the development of the foetus. Iqbal Qureshi, the child's maternal grandfather, is taking Balaji from temple to temple where people offer money to see the boy. Mr Qureshi says the baby has nine spots on his body like Lord Hanuman and showed them to journalists, reports Indian ...
  • Reincarnation - Famous Past Lives (excerpt)

    03/14/2004 1:54:38 PM PST · by Gilead · 4 replies · 138+ views
    The Path ^ | J Donald Walters
    People who believe they live only once are compelled to compromise their hopes of perfection. Orthodox believers may try to conduct their lives in such a way as to avoid hellfire after death, but most I think, even so, are inclined to ask themselves pragmatically, "How bad can I be and get away with it?" Belief in the principle of rebirth helps one to view progress joyously, without fear and self-doubt. "Is there any end to evolution?" a visitor once asked Paramhansa Yogananda. "No end," the Master replied. "Progress goes on until you achieve endlessness." At Mt. Washington, reincarnation was...
  • Reincarnation: Past Lives of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist

    03/12/2004 8:56:05 PM PST · by Gilead · 20 replies · 155+ views
    Autobiography of a Yogi (1946 edition) ^ | 1946 | Paramhansa Yogananda
    "Thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness."1 In these words to John the Baptist, and in asking John to baptize him, Jesus was acknowledging the divine rights of his guru. From a reverent study of the Bible from an Oriental viewpoint,2 and from intuitional perception, I am convinced that John the Baptist was, in past lives, the guru of Christ. There are numerous passages in the Bible which infer that John and Jesus in their last incarnations were, respectively, Elijah and his disciple Elisha. (These are the spellings in the Old Testament. The Greek translators spelled the names...
  • Russian sect believes Putin reincarnation of St. Paul

    05/12/2011 6:45:47 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 11 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | May 11, 2011 | Unknown
    A founder of a religious cult glorifying Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin believes that the powerful premier is the reincarnation of Saint Paul, the Russian tabloid Sobesednik reported on Wednesday. The sect, founded by one Mother Fotinya, is based in the Bolshaya Elnya village in the central Russian Nizhny Novgorod region. Fotinya was quoted by the paper as saying that there were certain parallels between the life of former president Putin and St. Paul. "According to the Bible, Paul the Apostle used to be a warlord and the fierce persecutor of Christians, and then he began preaching the Gospel. Putin...
  • Afterlife Exists Says Top Brain Surgeon

    10/10/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies ^ | October 10, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".
  • Why so many people – including scientists – suddenly believe in an afterlife

    05/07/2013 11:00:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 117 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 7, 2013 | Brian Bethune
    Death, it seems, is no longer Shakespeare’s undiscovered country, the one “from whose bourn no traveler returns.” Not according to contemporary bestseller lists. Dreams and visions of the afterlife have been constants across human history, and the near-death experiences (now known as NDEs) of those whose lives were saved by medical advances have established, for millions, a credible means by which someone could peek into the next world. Lately a fair-sized pack of witnesses claim to have actually entered into the afterlife before coming back again to write mega-selling accounts of what they saw and felt there. Afterlife speculation has...
  • Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

    08/19/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | BBC
    An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of desecrating pages of a book containing Islamic text. She was detained for blasphemy after an angry mob demanded her arrest and threatened to burn down Christian homes outside of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistani media say. The girl is known to have learning difficulties, officials say. Police have taken her parents into protective custody following threats. According to Dawn newspaper, police said the girl had been unable to answer questions properly during the interrogation. Dr Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for National Harmony, told the BBC that the girl was known...
  • Army of Mary still operating [2001 article]

    09/13/2007 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 476+ views
    Western Catholic Reporter ^ | 09/23/2001 | Art Babych
    The Army of Mary is based in a sprawling $5 million chapel and retreat house opened only 18 months ago near the banks of scenic Lac Etchemin, 100 kms south of Quebec City. The Centre Spiri-Maria, as it is called, is just a short walk from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Etchemin, a well-preserved wooden church surrounded by walking paths and a groomed lawn. It is here where, in 1971, Marie Paule Giguere, a local mother of five, founded the Army of Mary. Described by some followers not only as a devout and humble Catholic and a gifted prophet,...
  • UP village boy suddenly acquires American accent (American Reincarnated in India?)

    07/14/2007 8:04:15 AM PDT · by voletti · 20 replies · 1,269+ views
    Times of India ^ | 7/14/07 | Times news network
    LUCKNOW: A 14-year-old Dalit boy, born and brought up in a remote village of western Uttar Pradesh, has suddenly turned angrez . Rajesh, without any evident help, has started speaking fluently in English and does so with a proper American drawl. And that’s not all: He seems to have forgotten how to speak Hindi. Wonders do not cease with this: His knowledge of physics and mathematics has left engineering students baffled. Having already penned three books, Rajesh is now looking forward to some research work. All of this may sound like a Bollywood script on one of its favourite themes,...
  • Wanted: Children who have past life memories: Reality show's bizarre casting call

    03/25/2013 1:03:13 AM PDT · by Windflier · 30 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 24 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    There have been shows on toddler beauty pageants, raising multiples, and children living with other peoples’ wives. But now, a pair of producers is hoping to feature children who have lived past lives. Hoping to find children who ‘have inexplicable memories and experiences of another life,’ the producers insist that past-life memories are real and somewhat common. Speaking with the Huffington Post, husband-and-wife producers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina hope to find children, aged 2-10, who have inexplicable memories that seem to be from past lives. ‘We wanted to tell these parents’ stories without trying to prove or disprove them.’...
  • Life after life? This Wyoming surgeon says she believes

    06/02/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    Sarah Hinze ^ | May 22, 2012 | Sarah Hinze
    Mary C. Neal, a Wyoming surgeon, has a more spiritual view of life after a near-death experience following an accident while kayaking in 1999. (Family photo, Credit) JACKSON, WYO. — The way Mary C. Neal sees it, she has essentially lived two different lives: one before her “accident,” as she describes it, and one after.“I would say that I have been profoundly changed in all aspects of my life,” said Neal, a respected orthopedic spinal surgeon in western Wyoming. “The details of my life, before and after, are similar. But the essence of my life — who I am,...
  • Reincarnated! Our son is a World War II pilot come back to life

    08/29/2009 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 202 replies · 3,864+ views ^ | August 29, 2009 | Zoe Brennan
    It sounds totally beyond belief. But read the tantalising evidence from this boy's family and you may start to wonder... The agonised screams pierced the air. 'Plane on fire! Airplane crash.' In the dark, a two-year-old boy was just visible, writhing on his bed in the grip of horror. 'He was lying there on his back, kicking and clawing at the covers like he was trying to kick his way out of a coffin,' remembers the boy's father. 'I thought, this looks like The Exorcist. I half expected his head to spin around like that little girl in the movie....
  • Parents think Boy is Reincarnated WW2 Pilot (weird story as seen on "Prime Time")

    07/05/2005 3:17:28 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 98 replies · 3,070+ views ^ | 6-30-05 | abc new
    Six decades ago, a 21-year-old Navy fighter pilot on a mission over the Pacific was shot down by Japanese artillery. His name might have been forgotten, were it not for 6-year-old James Leininger. Quite a few people — including those who knew the fighter pilot — think James is the pilot, reincarnated. James' parents, Andrea and Bruce, a highly educated, modern couple, say they are "probably the people least likely to have a scenario like this pop up in their lives." But over time, they have become convinced their little son has had a former life. From an early age,...
  • Jewish orthodox court sentences dog to death by stoning

    06/19/2011 4:00:06 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | Yahoo News
    'A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday. According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, frightening judges and plaintiffs. Despite attempts to drive the dog out of the court, the hound refused to leave the premises. One of the sitting judges then recalled a curse the court had passed down upon a secular lawyer who had insulted the judges...
  • Never Having to Say You're Dead? The New Interest in Reincarnation in America

    09/02/2010 7:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/02/2010 | Albert Mohler Jr.
    Dr. Paul DeBell believes that he was once a caveman. Not only that, he is fairly certain that his life as a caveman ended violently. “I was going along, going along, going along, and I got eaten,” said the psychiatrist. To his life as a caveman, Dr. DeBell adds his knowledge of previous lives as a Tibetan monk and “a conscientious German who refused to betray his Jewish neighbors in the Holocaust.” Dr. DeBell’s account is found in “Remembrances of Lives Past” by Lisa Miller of Newsweek magazine, published in the August 29, 2010 edition of The New York Times....
  • The Year of Revealed Truths

    08/20/2010 10:20:39 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 6 replies
    Shirat Devorah ^ | April 26, 2010 | Devorah via Daniel S.
    "Just as in the days when we left Mitzrayim, He will again show us wonders" [Michah 7:15] The Sages in the Zohar Hakadosh (Holy Zohar) write that, in the Last Days, all the major historic enemies of Israel, such as Nevuchadnetzar, Sancherib, Haman (Ahmanedijad), and even Pharaoh, will all be brought back in one generation, as gilgulim (reincarnated souls), to fight against Israel one final time, this time to be destroyed forever, during the last generation of the complete and final redemption. There are truly so many fascinating parallels one does not know where to begin. The Zohar writes about...
  • 3-year-old reads, gives medical advice

    07/17/2010 6:26:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    .upi ^ | July 17, 2010
    PISA, Italy, - Italian doctors say they're amazed by a 3-year-old prodigy who reads newspapers, operates the family's television remote and even gives medical advice. The parents from the town of Perignano near Pisa say the boy, named Ettore, taught himself almost all these skills just by observing adults, ANSA news agency reported. "We started teaching him the alphabet for fun. We would never have imagined his abilities would develop like this," Ettore's father Francesco Grillo, a 44-year-old artist, said. "Then when he was about two he started to read newspapers and TV guides," Grillo said. "Initially we thought he...
  • John McCain ditches his liberal past and turns hard right

    07/10/2010 4:37:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 143 replies · 4+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday 11 July 2010 | Paul Harris
    The Republican 'maverick' bends in the wind of Tea Party-style politicsWhen does being a maverick turn into a shameless flip-flopper? Pretty much about now, according to many observers of the long and storied political career of former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.Senator McCain, pictured, is now caught in one of the toughest political fights of his life, facing off in a primary fight against the Tea Party-style challenger JD Hayworth. And he is doing it in Arizona, which has just passed a strict anti-illegal immigrant law so controversial the White House is taking it to court.All this means that McCain's...
  • Croatian Teen Wakes Up From Coma Speaking Fluent German

    04/18/2010 7:49:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies · 996+ views
    Macedonia Online ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | unattributed
    A Croatian girl baffled doctors when she woke up from a coma speaking fluent German, which she didn't previously know, and is now unable to talk in her native tongue. Two weeks ago, the 13-year-old girl lost consciousness for 24 hours. She had been studying German at school and watching German TV shows, but her parents insist she was previously unable to communicate properly in that language. "You never know when recovering from such a trauma how the brain will react," hospital director Dujomir Marasovic told the U.K.'s Telegraph. Various experts have examined the teenager, who is from the southern...
  • Why Buddhism Will Fail Tiger Woods.

    02/19/2010 8:47:42 AM PST · by Arcy · 94 replies · 2,014+ views
    Buddhism embraces reincarnation, which has so many problems theologically and very few if any answers to those problems. Consider the following: 1) If Reincarnation is true, mankind should be progressing. Human nature should be improving. However, the truth is, moral depravity is worsening as the Bible anticipates. 2) The vast majority of the population has no memory of their prior lives. If we’re all a product of previous life-cycles, why don’t we remember our previous lives? How can we work off bad karma if we don’t recognize our prior mistakes? 3) Though there are some who claim to recall past...
  • Van Jones is Gandhi's reincarnation, Obama is Lyman Trumbull's.

    09/03/2009 11:05:48 AM PDT · by machogirl · 34 replies · 754+ views
    Deccan Chronicle on the Web ^ | June 25, 2009 | Deccan Chronicle
    New Delhi: Did you know that Mahatma Gandhi has been reincarnated as Van Jones, the celebrated American civil rights and environmental activist who was named Time magazine's "environmental hero" in the US in 2008? "Objective evidence that forms the basis of past life studies prove that Jones is the reincarnation of Gandhi," world's leading past life researcher and best-selling author from the US Walter Semkiw told IANS in an interview. Jones' facial bone structure and features are the same as that of Gandhi's, Mr Semkiw said. "His manners and body language are also similar to that of the Indian freedom...
  • Ł200,000 and 51 operations turn a mother of three into Queen Nefertiti

    08/29/2009 7:01:05 AM PDT · by FourPeas · 53 replies · 2,606+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 August 2009 | Alison Smith Squire
    Her transformation began more than 20 years ago after she decided that in a past life she had lived as Queen Nefertiti. During that time Nileen Namita has spent Ł200,000 on her face in order to turn herself into a living sculpture of the ancient Egyptian. The mother of three has had 51 cosmetic surgery operations - including eight nose jobs, three chin implants, one eyebrow lift, three facelifts, six mini facelifts, two lip surgeries, five eye surgeries and 20 minor tweaks - in her efforts to recreate herself in the image of the 'Beauty of the Nile'.
  • Is James Leininger reincarnation of Second World War fighter pilot?

    08/21/2009 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies · 1,505+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2009 | staff reporter
    He is said to have lived before as Lt James Huston Jnr, who was shot down by the Japanese in 1945. A book about him, Soul Survivor, is a best-seller in the US and tells how he began to have dreams about the war as a two-year-old. His parents Bruce, 59, and Andrea, 47, were initially sceptical about the idea of reincarnation but have now traced the relatives of the dead pilot who were impressed by James’s apparent memories of the war. Mrs Leininger told the Mirror: "In the throes of his nightmares you couldn't work out what he was...
  • The Reality of Reincarnation

    05/11/2009 2:17:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 693+ views
    livescience ^ | Benjamin Radford,
    Is each of us inhabited by a soul that has lived previous lives earlier in history? It's a fascinating idea, and one that many people believe, including actress Shirley MacLaine and the Dalai Lama (himself the fourteenth incarnation of a Buddhist Master). As one might imagine, scientifically proving that a person lived before being born is no easy task. Good evidence might come in the form of unique details and information about their past lives that no one else knows. Even better would be information that solves disappearances: For example, if a person claims to have been Amelia Earhart or...
  • Families are still living the nightmare of false memories of sexual abuse

    04/08/2009 6:38:18 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 603+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Apr. 8, 2009 | Chris French
    I have three wonderful daughters – two teenagers and one young adult. I can hardly imagine anything more horrible than the prospect that one of them might one day enter therapy for help with some common psychological problem such as anxiety, insomnia or depression and, at the end of that process, accuse me of childhood sexual abuse on the basis of "recovered" memories. Even though I would know with absolute certainty that such allegations were untrue, the chances are that nothing I could say or do would convince my accusers of this. > The problem is that there is very...
  • Former PM's face seen in 2,000-year-old coin[UK][Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher]

    10/02/2008 7:12:32 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,264+ views
    Grantham Journal ^ | 02 Oct 2008 | Grantham Journal
    Thursday, 2pm - AN Iron Age coin depicting a warrior leader bearing an uncanny likeness to Grantham-born former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been found just a few miles from her birth place. Metal detectorist David Baker was searching a muddy field near Grantham when he uncovered the 2,000-year-old silver coin. On one side was the head of a tribal leader or goddess that looked just like Margaret Thatcher. On its reverse was a celtic armed war horse - imagery associated with Lady Thatcher during her 1980s pomp. David, 40, said: "I'd gone out detecting for the day to get...
  • Dalai Lama offers his flock a vote on whether he should be reincarnated

    11/28/2007 9:39:11 AM PST · by redrunner · 25 replies · 267+ views
    Times Online ^ | 11/28/2007 | Jeremy Page
    Faced with Chinese plans to seize control of his reincarnation, the Dalai Lama has come up with two revolutionary proposals — either to forgo rebirth, or to be reborn while still alive. The exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader proposed yesterday to hold a referendum among his 13-14 million followers around the world — before his death — on whether he should be reincarnated or not. If the majority vote against it he said he would simply not be reborn, ending a lineage that tradition dictates dates back to the late 14th century, when a young shepherd was appointed the first Dalai...
  • Actor Glenn Ford Dies at 90

    08/31/2006 9:17:51 AM PDT · by meandog · 67 replies · 3,330+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/31/06
    Actor Glenn Ford dies at age 90 Glenn Ford was an action man both on and off screen Hollywood veteran Glenn Ford has died aged 90 at his home in Beverly Hills. The actor, who appeared in hits like Gilda, The Big Heat and Midway, was found dead by paramedics. His health had been failing for some time. Born in Canada, Ford moved to California as a child and joined Columbia Pictures in 1939. During a 53-year Hollywood career, he featured in more than 100 films from romance to comedy, often portraying the tough, introspective hero. Early in his career,...
  • Hello Dalai, goodbye reincarnation (China outlaws reincarnation)

    08/25/2007 8:53:08 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 28 replies · 691+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 08/23/2007 | Joyanna Adams
    China has just announced that reincarnation has now been outlawed, mainly to get rid of the habit of those pesky Dalai Lamas popping up every 70 years or so just to give them trouble. It should also take care of all the people walking around China claiming to be reincarnations of Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Napoleon or Chairman Mao's second cousin. As we all know from "South Park," the real Dalai Lama escaped from his home in Tibet some time ago, and unless he really is a god, he is getting ready for his reincarnation. You can't blame the Chinese for...
  • Rectal Reincarnation

    08/22/2007 7:11:45 PM PDT · by guyshomenet · 393+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 8/22/2007 | Guy Smith
    Irony is the ultimate entertainment, and today the Chinese government has outdone even itself. In effect the Godless Communists have proclaimed themselves God. In an effort to culturally castrate Tibet, Chinese Communist Party Hacks (forgive the quadruple redundancy) have laid their heavy police state hands on Tibetan social systems, transportation, immigration, and even religious practices. Not content to control Tibetan temporal transactions, China’s chief thugs are now targeting the afterlife. Buddhists — Tibetan and otherwise — believe in reincarnation, that they will be born again into this world, which stands as the most complete form of auto-masochism ever conceived. They...
  • China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate

    08/04/2007 8:46:01 AM PDT · by jrg · 56 replies · 967+ views
    Times Online ^ | August 4, 2007 | Jane Macartney in Beijing
    Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people. “The so-called reincarnated living Buddha without government approval is illegal and invalid,” according to the order, which comes into effect on September 1. The 14-part regulation issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs is aimed at limiting the influence of Tibet’s exiled god-king, the Dalai Lama, and at preventing the re-incarnation of the 72-year-old monk without approval from Beijing. It is the latest in a series...
  • Cameron Macauley The Boy Who Lived Before

    07/16/2007 3:43:04 PM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 27 replies · 1,445+ views
    Extraordinatry Children ^ | july 15th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    Ever since he was two years old and first started talking, Cameron Macauley has told of his life on the island of Barra. Cameron lives with his mum, Norma, in Glasgow. They have never been to Barra. He tells of a white house, overlooking the sea and the beach, where he would play with his brothers and sisters. He tells of the airplanes that used to land on the beach. He talks about his dog, a black and white dog. Barra lies off the western coast of Scotland, 220 miles from Glasgow. It can only be reached by a lengthy...
  • FINDING MY RELIGION: Psychiatrist Jim B. Tucker studies past-life memories of children

    06/12/2006 7:43:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 287+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/12/6 | David Ian Miller
    No one knows for sure what happens to us after death. But Dr. Jim Tucker is trying to find out. Tucker is medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia. He also works at the university's Division of Perceptual Studies, which scientifically investigates paranormal phenomena such as near-death experiences, ghosts and reincarnation. His book "Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives" (St. Martin's Press, 2005) tries to verify statements from children who claim to have had past-life experiences. The work continues the research of Dr. Ian Stevenson, who began...
  • Sylvia Browne: Catholic?, Parochial School Teacher and Psychic or a Charlatan & Huckster

    01/29/2006 5:31:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 440+ views
    "The way of all peace is to scale the mountain of Self. Loving others makes the climb down easier. We see all things darkly until love lights the lamp of the Soul."The above words form the first tenet of Novus Spiritus. Within them lies the basic philosophy of the Society, namely: Life is a long journey of discovery, wherein each person must meet - and love - themselves, overcome their own fears, and learn the truth about loving. It is a process of perfecting the innate, God-given beauty of the Soul.   A B O U T   S Y L V I A   B R O W N E ,   F O U N D E R  In April 1986, Sylvia...
  • The case for past lives (Dave Barry) Lol

    01/22/2006 7:14:42 AM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 781+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | DAVE BARRY
    The case for past lives BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Jan. 19, 1997.) To be honest, I had completely forgotten that in a former life I was Mozart. You know how certain things tend to slip your mind, like where you left your car keys, or the fact that you used to be a brilliant Austrian composer who died in 1791? Well, that's exactly what happened to me. I was reminded of my former life recently when I received a book called ''Spirit at Work,'' by Lois Grant, who has had a number...
  • 12 Claims Every Catholic Should Be Able to Answer

    01/15/2006 2:37:14 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies · 3,210+ views
    Catholic Educators ^ | Deal Hudson
    Freedom of speech is a great thing. Unfortunately, it comes at an unavoidable price: When citizens are free to say what they want, they’ll sometimes use that freedom to say some pretty silly things. And that’s the case with the 12 claims we’re about to cover. Some of them are made over and over, others are rare. Either way, while the proponents of these errors are free to promote them, we as Catholics have a duty to respond.1. “There’s no such thing as absolute truth. What’s true for you may not be true for me.” People use this argument...
  • Woman's genital 'miracle' (Chicken Seller inexplicably "turns into" a man)

    07/14/2005 11:23:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 2,006+ views
    News/AFP ^ | July 14, 2005
    THIN Sandar, a chicken seller in Myanmar, had always dreamed of being a man. When she inexplicably grew a penis last month, the 21-year-old treated it as an awe-inspiring omen - as have the thousands of stunned villagers who have traveled to a pagoda to see him. "On the morning of the full moon day of June 21, I noticed my thing (sex organ) was not the same as before," Thin Sandar, who now goes by the male name Than Sein, told AFP. "And my breasts disappeared," Than Sein added. "So I called out and showed it all to my...
  • ZOT! Well it’s finally over

    05/13/2005 10:29:38 AM PDT · by Stabbed in the back · 67 replies · 1,506+ views
    Well it’s finally over. I’ve been kicked off of Free Republic. The moderators have lost their sense of humor and are drunk with power. Laugh a little boys don’t be so serious. My guess is that this post won’t even get posted but will see. Because of your actions this day I have gone to the dark side. The battle is joined, the end is near. The ZOT will not stop me. I will reincarnate myself over and over again. It is a sad day, my former friends, a very sad day.